If you live in San Antonio or plan on visiting on or around Memorial Day weekend, please enjoy this comprehensive guide to a variety of events offered in this wonderful city. Note that obvious attractions such as the Alamo and the Riverwalk are left out as these are year-round tourist attractions available to anyone at anytime. Events listed below have ways to get more information either via websites or phone numbers! Remember to have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend – and don’t forget the sunscreen!
1. The most popular event during Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio is the Arts & Crafts Fair on the Riverwalk. This is a free event, located in Downtown San Antonio. The fair will be held from May 22nd through the 25th.
2. Bud Light is hosting a shootout tournament on Memorial Day weekend, but only for two days. If this is an event you really want to attend, be sure to set aside time during what is sure to be a busy weekend for everyone! This event runs from May 23rd through Sunday May 24th.
Location: Time Warner Park 12001 Wetmore Road San Antonio, TX
3. The Optimist Club of San Antonio holds many events throughout the year. On Saturday May 23rd, they will be having a City Wide Bike Rodeo.
4. A Memorial Day Race will be held on Friday May 22nd at 1pm and again on Sunday May 24th at 7pm.
Website: statesrace2009.event rite.com
5. The following events are not necessarily Memorial Day specials, but do run during that weekend. All the following events can be found at sanantoniotourist.com/calendar
A. May 1st – May 30th
All the Great Books event. If you enjoy Shakespeare it is said this is the event for you!
Reservations required: 800-838-3006
B. May 6th – June 13th
The Three Bears Go To The Beach
This teaches summer safety to kids of all ages.
C. May 14th – June 7th
“Vexed” A Musical Review
If you love theater then this is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!
D. May 15th – May 30th
Fiesta Noche Del Rio
This is a performance taking place at the Arneson River Theatre.
E. May 22nd – June 21st
Man of La Mancha
There are no specific details on this event. Visit the website for a connection to a link providing more detail!